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India Dance Wales has over 30 years professional experience in delivering popular and award-winning dance training programmes. 

Classes start at beginner level and students can progress up to professional level.

  • Participants can benefit not only from physical dance but if interested, can also have the opportunity for holistic understanding of this beautiful art form to include music and theory.
  • The holistic training gives the participants the option of sitting ISTD (Imperial Society of teachers of Dance) examinations from primary levels all the way through to credited vocational qualifications. These qualifications also carry UCAS points for University entrances. Current dance students 100% pass mark achieving excellent Grades. India Dance Wales’ students were one of the first in the world to complete the Vocational qualifications who are now registered as qualified teachers with ISTD.
  • India Dance Wales provide many performance opportunities for their students.
  • Our Annual Student Gala performance has nearly 100 dancers performers and is increasing every year. The student performing group, ‘Shishya’ also perform at many local and community events.
  • For all enquiries for our dance training programmes and class timetables, please contact admin@indiadancewales.com

India Dance Wales Bharatanatyam Classes

Classes in Bharatanatyam (Classical Indian Dance)

Our current dance classes are held in Berkshire, Cardiff, Moriston, Carmarthen, Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth.

Whether for fun or to work towards nationally recognised ISTD qualifications  – we have classes suitable for all ages and abilities.

  • Newcomers welcome at any time
  • Ages five upwards
  • Adults very welcome
  • No experience necessary
  • Opportunity to learn Bharatanatyam dance with a nationally recognised dance training accreditation; the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)

 

BERKSHIRE CLASSES

Pangbourne

Classes available following ISTD syllabus from Grade 1 to Advanced level vocational.

Information and entrance by application only.

Teacher: Kiran Ratna
admin@indiadancewales.com

BRISTOL CLASSES

Bristol Hindu Temple (Sanatan Deevya Mandal), 163b Church Road, Redfield, Bristol BS5 9LA
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Wednesdays From 6pm
All levels from ages 7 to adults.

Teachers: Mala Patel, Maya Shah & Haimisha Mistry
For details contact Mala Patel
malapatel89@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 07771 535255


EXETER CLASSES

Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
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Wednesdays from 6.30pm

All levels from ages 5 to adults

Teacher: Vibha Selvaratnam
07909 330 780
vibha@selvaratnam.co.uk
www.IndiaDanceSW.com


PLYMOUTH CLASSES

Wood View Learning Community, Lancaster Gardens, Whitleigh, Plymouth PL5 4AA
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Tuesdays from 6pm
All levels from ages 5 to adults

Teacher: Vibha Selvaratnam
07909 330 780
vibha@selvaratnam.co.uk
www.IndiaDanceSW.com

WALES

CARDIFF & VALE CLASSES

Lewis Street Methodist Church
Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly CF82 7AQ

Saturdays Mornings

From Bal-Bach Natyam  (Ages 4-5) up to ISTD Grade 2 level  (Parents and Adults are welcome too)

Open to queries for other grades.

To register interest and for more details –
Email: ym.natyam@gmail.com
Phone: 07841676258

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Rubicon Dance
Nora Street, Adamsdown, Cardiff CF24 1ND

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Tuesdays at 6.30pm – 7.30pm:

Beginners Ages 5+
No experience necessary; newcomers are most welcome and can start at anytime!

Tuesdays at 6:30pm – 8:00pm:
All non beginners, Level 1 & above;
Please note these classes are not managed by India Dance Wales.
For fees and dates please contact Rubicon directly on 029 2049 1477, or go to www.rubicondance.co.uk

Wales Millennium Centre

Friday evenings

Suitable for beginners. Contact the teacher for more information.

Teacher: Megan Lloyd
07708 474 885
megan.carmarthen@gmail.com

*Please note these classes are supported but not managed by India Dance Wales. 

CARMARTHEN CLASSES 

Main Hall, Model Church In Wales School, College Road, Carmarthen, SA31 3EQ.
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Thursdays From 6.00pm
Beginner levels from ages 5 to adults.

Teacher: Megan Lloyd
07708 474 885
megan.carmarthen@gmail.com

*Please note these classes are supported but not managed by India Dance Wales.


MORRISTON CLASSES

Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Pentrepoeth School Road
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Wednesdays From 6.30pm

Beginner levels from ages 5 to adults.

For fees and dates please contact Swansea Malayalee Association by emailing secretary@swanseamalayaleeassociation.com

Teacher: Megan Lloyd
07708 474 885
megan.carmarthen@gmail.com

*Please note these classes are supported but not managed by India Dance Wales.

Please contact India Dance Wales for further details on timetables and fees for the above classes. See upcoming events for term dates.

 

 

  • Dress code for classes

For reasons of safety, ease of movement and uniformity the following should be adapted by all students

  1. Hair should be tied neatly & securely away from the face and a small bindi/puttu if possible.
  2.  None or minimal everyday wear jewelery only.
  3. Classical Dance Practice sari or Simple, comfortable Panjabi suite with trousers that allow comfortable full sitting and should be narrow enough at the ankles not to come under the feet while dancing.
  4.  A scarf (no beads for safety reasons. It doesn’t have to match outfit) should be securely tied at the waist. (No elaborate, embroidered and sequined outfits please)

New participants can wear leggings with long top which does notrestrict movement until they have the opportunity to get the correct wear.


Please note: All dance practice is done in bare feet.

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Teachers of India Dance Wales

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From left to right: Vibha Selvaratnam, Mala Patel, Haimisha Mistry, Kiran Ratna and Megan Lloyd 

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Class timings, venues and suitability details